Arthur M. Lee History Award

Arthur M. Lee History Award

The Arthur M. Lee History Award honors the memory of Dr. Lee, emeritus professor, who served as Professor of History from 1941 to 1972. A native of the Midwest, Dr. Lee earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Colorado Graduate School. His first teaching position was as one of two teachers at Bordulac (CO) High School, where he taught English, general science and history to the school’s 60 students before joining the faculty at Brockport.

During his own high school career, Dr. Lee said he became convinced that “teaching is about the most important institution in America today.” He also noted that teaching should be student oriented, not just about subject matter. A September 29, 1961, column in The Stylus notes that Dr. Lee is one of the most popular professors on campus.

The scholarship in his memory goes to an outstanding rising senior in history who has an an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and a GPA of at least 3.5 or above in history courses.